Sweet Cicely (Shepherd’s Needle, British Myrrh) (Myrrhis odorata) A hardy perennial that grows to 2-3 feet. Prefers moist, but well drained soil and shade or at least partial shade. White flowers are very aromatic. Fresh leaves used in salads. Seeds used in pastries and salads. Peeled roots can be grated and eaten raw or steamed. Tea made from Cicely leaves is considered to be an excellent tonic and used as a mild laxative.
(*requires a cold period for germination)
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Seeds need stratification or cold treatments before they will germinate. Place seeds in moistened peat moss, in a covered container in the refrigerator for 10-12 weeks before sowing. Germination will take a minimum of 30 days.